McConnell To Block High Court Nom?

The Lone Cactus

Well, he did it before. At the time Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) blocked Bobo Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland to replace Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court. His reasoning was simple. He wanted to see what the will of the voters had to say about it, and with an upcoming election in just a few months, and pointing to history, it made sense with plenty of precedence on the books to hold off with any appointment confirmation.

All of that was well and good until Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away less than two months before the 2020 election. And, all indications were at the time that Trump probably was in a dogfight for reelection, but could beat Joe Biden. McConnell reversed himself (not usually a good thing), and decided that it was time to actually go through and nominate Amy Coney Barrett to the high court and have…

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